Com­mu­nic­a­tions 2024

June 2024

(Aus.)Zeit vom 17. bis 21. Juni 2024. Eine Ak­tionswoche von mein be­ne­FIT@upb.de – auch in der Uni­versitäts­bib­lio­thek

Einfach mal die Handys weglegen und ausprobieren, wie dieses die eigene Konzentration befördert und die Lernatmosphäre verbessert? Zum Wegschließen stehen die Schließfächer im Eingangsbereich der Bibliothek zur Verfügung.

Mehr zur Aktionswoche: go.upb.de/AusZeit

Lim­ited ser­vice on 14/06/2024

On Friday, 14 June 2024, the library will only be open with limited service (e.g. on Sundays) due to the university's company outing!
It is not possible to

  • the issue of library cards and of media provided at the counter of the local lending department (e.g. interlibrary loans).
  • the provision of media ordered from the library's stacks.

Changed open­ing hours on 6 June 2024

On Thursday, 6 June 2024, the library will close at 14:00 due to the AStA Summer Festival.

Of course, you will have access to our electronic services such as the catalogue, library account, databases and electronic full texts via WWW during the closing times.

May 2024

Changed open­ing hours in May

The library is closed on the following public holidays:

Wednesday, 01.05.2024 (May Day holiday)
Thursday, 09.05.2024 (Ascension Day)
Sunday,
Monday,
19.05.2024
20.05.2024
(Whitsun)
Thursday, 30.05.2024 (Corpus Christi)

Of course you will have access to our electronic services such as catalogue, library account, databases and electronic full texts via WWW during the closing times.

April 2024

30.04.-12.05.2024: "Glaskörper­flock­en. Über Dinge, die wir nicht se­hen". Ex­hib­i­tion on the top­ic of every­day ra­cism at Pader­born Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary

As part of the annual International Weeks against Racism, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, in cooperation with the ADA Anti-Discrimination Service Centre of the Caritas Association Paderborn e.V., is presenting the exhibition "Glaskörperflocken. Über Dinge, die wir nicht sehen" on the entrance level of the university library.

Vitreous body flakes are the dark dots when looking at the sun that cannot be focussed and remain at the edge of the field of vision. The situation is similar for those not affected by everyday racism. Everyday racism takes place before our eyes, not in the centre of our attention, but on the fringes. Often imperceptible to the untrained eye, but everyday life for those affected. The works in this exhibition aim to focus on experiences of everyday racism. Eleven artists (Maria Aras, Tomás Altamirano, Wolfgang Brenner, Claudia Cremer-R, Julia Hachenberg, Volker Heisener, Michel Ptasinsk, Josefine Reiermann, Mela, Dagmar Venus and Jan Vollmer) have artistically translated the experiences of those affected into pictures.

The exhibition was initiated by Dr Larissa Eikermann, Vice Dean for Sustainability, Equality and Diversity, together with Matthias Zimoch from the ADA Anti-Discrimination Service Centre. It can be visited from 30 April to 12 May 2024 during the library's regular opening hours (Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m. to midnight, Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; closed on public holidays).

Contact: Dr Larissa Eikermann, Dean's Office of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, e-mail: larissa.eikermann@upb.de

> Exhibition poster

Changed open­ing hours on 25.04.2024

On Thursday, 25 April 2024, the library will close at 19:00 due to a party in the foyer in front of the library (Studierendenwerk anniversary party).

Of course, you will have access to our electronic services such as the catalogue, library account, databases and electronic full texts via WWW during the closing times.

Brain breaks, break yoga and writ­ing ad­vice are back in the lib­rary in the sum­mer semester

From 16 April 2024, the mein beneFit team will once again be offering brain breaks and break yoga for students from all faculties.

Brain breaks are small units of concentration and playful exercises that students can do - under the guidance of student trainers - between their lectures, seminars or learning units. This offer is available every Tuesday and Thursday from 14:00-16:00. Students decide for themselves how long they want to take part in the brain breaks.

Break yoga takes place on Tuesdays from 13:00-13:30 and 13:30-14:00, please arrive on time. Yoga mats are provided and no previous experience is necessary.

What is new is that both sessions now take place in room BI1.111, opposite the automatic return machine on the entrance level.

The student writing advice service from the Writing Competence Centre provides advice on academic writing and papers at the library's Information Centre on Wednesdays from 13:00-14:00 and Thursdays from 14:00-15:00.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to attend, registration is not necessary.

Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary book bazaar on 10 and 11 April 2024

Browse through the book bazaar!

The library is parting with older, no longer needed literature from almost all departments.

The prices are 1.00 Euro for paperbacks and 2.00 Euro for bound volumes. If you buy 5 books, you will receive one book as a bonus.

The proceeds of the book bazaar will be used for the acquisition of new information media.

Please note that the book bazaar is aimed at members of the university and interested members of the public, not at resellers. The sale is limited to a maximum of 50 volumes per person.

Only cash payment is possible at the book bazaar.

You will find the bazaar on 10 and 11 April 2024 from 09:00 to 13:00 in the entrance area of the library (room BI1.111, opposite the return machine).

March 2024

Changed open­ing hours at East­er

Good Friday,

29.03.2024,

closed on

Saturday,

30.03.2024,

open from 9:00 to 20:30

Easter Sunday,

31.03.2024,

closed

Easter Monday,

01.04.2024,

closed

Of course you can access our electronic services such as catalogue, library account, databases and electronic full texts via WWW during the closing times.

Courses in the sum­mer semester 2024

In the summer semester 2024, the University Library will be offering its tried-and-tested range of courses both in person and online. You can find the current range of courses on our training website.

On­line ac­tiv­a­tion of new lib­rary cards

Previously, a personal visit to the library was required to activate a new library card. From now on, new library cards will be activated online: All new users now go through a standardised online activation process, which can be carried out conveniently on a PC or smartphone.

During the new online activation process, the library password is set by the users themselves. This increases password security compared to the previous procedure.

Further details can be found in the catalogue blog.

New ac­quis­i­tion lists

The catalogue allows the search results to be sorted by "New acquisitions". The titles found are sorted chronologically in descending order according to their acquisition date. This sorting can be combined with the familiar search and filter criteria at any time. For example, subject-specific lists of print holdings can be created for selected publication periods. These can then be saved via "Share search" or "Search as RSS feed".

In addition to this function, which has been available in the catalogue for some time, we have now added a list of subject-specific search entries on the catalogue homepage, which can be used as a starting point for individual lists.

Further details can be found in the catalogue blog.

New ac­quis­i­tion shelf

We present a selection of newly acquired printed literature on a shelf on the entrance level. The selected volumes are usually on the new acquisitions shelf for 14 days. If required, they can be borrowed or reserved during the service hours of the local lending department Monday to Friday from 7.30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the desk of the local lending department at the usual lending conditions.

Tem­por­ary in­ter­rup­tions to the uni­ver­sity's in­ter­net con­nec­tion on 15.03.2024

On Friday, 15 March 2024, there will be temporary interruptions to the internet connection from 15:00 due to maintenance work on the university's external network connection.

In the University Library, the self-checkout terminals, the return machine, the checkout machines and the internet registration at the research PCs may be temporarily disrupted.

In the event of a disruption to borrowing and returning media before 19:00, please contact the local circulation desk.

Thank you for your understanding.

"Writ­ing Days" in the Uni­ver­sity Lib­rary from 4 to 7 March 2024

From Monday, 4 March to Thursday, 7 March, from 9:15 to 17:00, the "Writing Days" will take place for the second time. The event is organised by the Competence Centre for Writing and the University Library, together with other institutions of the university.

Students and doctoral candidates from all faculties are invited to spend four days in the library working intensively on their writing projects. They will be supported with advice on writing and literature searches as well as short workshops. Joint exercise breaks with yoga or brain breaks offer a pleasant interruption and the conversation during the coffee break in building Q0.101 may motivate you with new writing impulses.

Registration is possible from 5 February via the library's booking system for training courses. If you don't have time on all days, you can also register for certain days only. Of course, we are also happy for you to register for the entire period, in which case please complete the registration form for each day of the event.

You can find information on the programme and important information on the procedure on the pages of the Competence Centre for Writing.

The "Writing Days" are organised by the Competence Centre for Writing and the University Library, together with other institutions of the University, such as ProLernen, the Centre for Spelling Competence, the Graduate Centre of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and University Sports.

Feb­ru­ary 2024

"Elec­tron­ic dir­ect de­liv­ery of cop­ies to end users as part of in­ter­lib­rary loan". New ser­vice launches

From 1 February, articles and excerpts from books ordered via interlibrary loan from other libraries will generally be delivered electronically (and no longer have to be collected from the library as a paper printout as before).

Ordering users will receive a notification e-mail with a download link. They then have a time window of 30 days in which they can download the essay or extract from a book via this link; after this time, the PDF is deleted from the server.

However, there are also exceptions to electronic delivery:

  • licence law reasons (in the case of delivery from an electronic journal) do not permit electronic delivery,
  • the supplying library does not participate in the electronic delivery system or
  • it is an article delivery from a foreign library via international interlibrary loan.

In such a case, a paper copy will be made, which must be collected from the University Library at the desk of the Local Loans Department upon presentation of the library card. Users will be informed of this by e-mail.

The new service is made possible by a procedure developed jointly by the collecting societies and library associations, for which - in addition to the interlibrary loan fee - a royalty must be paid to VG Wort.

The royalty costs for orders placed by users of Paderborn University Library are covered by the University Library. The interlibrary loan fee of 1.50 euros is to be paid by the users as before.

Writ­ing ad­vice, brain breaks and yoga breaks in the lib­rary dur­ing the semester break

The student writing advice service from the Writing Competence Centre provides advice on academic writing and papers at the library's Information Centre on Thursdays from 2:00 to 3:00 pm and - new from now on - on Wednesdays from 1:00 to 2:00 pm.

The team from my beneFit also supports students during the exam phase with brain breaks and break yoga. Brain breaks are now offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., while yoga will take place on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m. from 13 February. The meeting point for Brain Breaks and Yoga is the passage from Level 4 to Library Level 2 in Building I. Registration is not required.